A Tsunami Warning has been issued following the M8.0 earthquake north-east of New Zealand near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
People near coast from BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI including GREAT BARRIER ISLAND and from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY must MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible. Evacuate these areas even if you did not feel the earthquake. DO NOT WAIT. A damaging tsunami is possible.
People in all other areas who felt a LONG or STRONG earthquake should MOVE IMMEDIATELY to the nearest high ground, out of tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible.
This evacuation advice overrides the current COVID-19 Alert Level requirements. Do not stay at home. MOVE IMMEDIATELY. Stay 2 metres away from others if you can and if it is safe to do so.
People evacuating should walk, run or cycle if possible to reduce chance of getting stuck in traffic. Do not return until all-clear is given by Civil Defence.
Go to www.civildefence.govt.nz... for the most up to date information.
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Membership applications have now opened for the Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail 2021 to be held during Labour Weekend, 23 - 25 October.
KOAST would love to hear from you if you live, work or exhibit in Kerikeri or surrounds and you'd like to join. Have a look on the website koast.org.nz... where you can complete the form online koast.org.nz.../koast-application-form/.
And of course if you're an art appreciator rather than an artist, just pop the dates in your diary!
The Trail had around 3000 visitors during 2019 - the sixth Trail - one of the most successful years to date so they're looking forward to another great Trail this year. KOAST has lots of publicity planned to encourage even more Trail Goers from out of town, so come and join us.
We're very excited to announce Competenz as our new Neighbourly partner. Competenz is an Industry Training Organisation and helps people develop their skills on the job.
We truly believe in the work they do to help people gain apprenticeships, build their skills and work alongside New Zealand businesses.
Please join us in welcoming Competenz and stay tuned for job listings and other exciting content!